Country singer-songwriter WAYLON PAYNE has been picked to play JERRY LEE LEWIS in the upcoming Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.

Payne, who is country legend Waylon Jennings' godson, has been the guitarist in Willie Nelson's backing band for the past decade.

He is expected to feature on the soundtrack for the film, which will star Joaquin Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as his wife JUNE CARTER CASH.

Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis has previously been portrayed on the big screen by Dennis Quaid in GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.

04/07/2004 20:55